Doug Lawhead’s Oct. 1 letter, “Redistribution of wealth unfair,” suggested that raising taxes on the wealthy is akin to rewarding every student a grade of C regardless of performance. In fact, President Obama would have those who make $250,001 a year pay only slightly more than those who make only $250,000 a year.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, feels that his already-low tax rate is too high. He wants to lower his own taxes and those of other wealthy Americans.
Perhaps a better school grade analogy would be for teachers to award grades based on wealth. Students from the wealthiest families would receive all As, and the poorest students would receive all Fs.